Wednesday, May 23, 2018

10 Feb

Fancy Something a Little out of the Ordinary?

Are you looking for something different and out of the ordinary? Carnivorous Plants will prove to be an unusual and exotic feature in your home or garden. They are also a fantastic, environmentally friendly form of pest control- eating the likes of flies, wasps and slugs!  Carnivorous plants are relatively easy to grow and are extremely hardy, some produce wonderful, delicate flowers.
New Red Venus Fly Trap

New Red Venus Fly Trap

Carnivorous Plants require regular watering and therefore will thrive in damp conditions. You can grow Carnivorous plants in your home as well as outside. Keep an eye on the soil, whether growing indoors or out, and ensure that you keep it moist at all times.

The key to planting anything indoors is to replicate their growing environment; this just needs a little bit of thought for Carnivorous plants because they demand more extreme conditions than other plants. The best place to grow your Carnivorous plants indoors is a conservatory or inside a partially open terrarium which keeps humidity levels high. You can have a lot of fun with these Carnivorous plants, but they are surprisingly sensitive, so follow these top tips to ensure your plants thrive:

New Drosera Filiformis

New Drosera Filiformis

  • Carnivorous plants need to be planted in moist soil that’s slightly acidic if possible 
  • Carnivorous plants like to be planted in full sun or bright fluorescent lighting. The light causes the plant to break out in wonderful purpled coloured blotches. Carnivorous plants have very sensitive roots so there’s no need to fertilize your plant.
  • If possible Carnivorous plants should be watered with rainwater or distilled water to prevent mineral build-up in the soil, which can damage the sensitive root structure.
  • Carnivorous plants are insectivores, and therefore catch their own food. So you don’t have to feed them anything extra!
Our most popular carnivorous plant is the well-known Venus Fly Trap. Contrary to its name, this plant catches any type of insect that gets caught in its trap. Choose from our traditional orange Venus Fly Trap, or our new red Venus Fly Trap! Both are available as single plants or part of our three for the price of two offers!
New Sarracenia Dracula

New Sarracenia Dracula

We have a brand new selection of Sarracenia Pitcher plants! All of our Sarracenia Carnivorous plants will trap common garden pests such as flies, earwigs and wasps.  Hardy up to a temperature of -23c, your Sarracenia plants will continue to catch garden pests throughout the winter months.
We also offer Purpurea plants that catch slugs or snails. They are a brilliant natural solution to those garden pests and both produce attractive flowers, perfect for flower arrangments. Both have a spread and height of 10-15cm but our snail eating Purpurea is now available in our new larger 13cm pot.

New to our Carnivorous range is Drosera Filifomis, plant next to Roses for best results. This Carnivorous plant will trap greenfly, whitefly, midges and mosquitoes. It is hardy and will survive temperatures down to -23c, perfect for our varied UK climate. 

Sundew Plants are one of the most attractive Carnivorous plants on offer. They will catch greenfly, whitefly, midges and mosquitoes and are especially good plants to put beside roses. They are hardy to a temperature of -23c and will arrive in a 9cm pot.
Pitcher Plant Collection - Sarracenia Dracula, Leucophylla, and Pink/Red.

Pitcher Plant Collection - Sarracenia Dracula, Leucophylla, and Pink/Red.

Not sure which Carnivorous plant suits your garden? Why not try one of our fantastic mixed Carnivorous plant collections-

Buy 2 and get one free on our collections of 3 Carnivorous plants. We offer three fantastic mixed collections from only £17.98-

Let us know about your Carnivorous plant success! Send your comments to gardenersblog@jerseyplantsdirect.com and we’ll publish them on our blog!


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